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Bescot Stadium (ATT 3,831) 1st October 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: L Collins

Walsall Walsall vs Carlisle United Carlisle

Walsall 1

W Grigg (33)

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Carlisle 1

M Robson (50)

Robson rocket denies Saddlers

Last Updated: 01/10/11 7:44pm

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Robson: Hit a spectacular equaliser

Robson: Hit a spectacular equaliser

Defender Matty Robson grabbed a spectacular equaliser to earn Carlisle United a 1-1 draw at Walsall.

Robson fired a free-kick into the top corner from 25-yards out after Saddlers' defender Olly Lancashire had fouled Liam Noble.

Walsall were the better side in the first half and deservedly took the lead in the 33rd minute when young winger Jamie Paterson delivered a perfect free-kick beyond the far post where Will Grigg stooped to head his third goal of the season.

At that point Walsall looked comfortable but Carlisle manager Greg Abbott changed his formation in the second half and his side should have been level within a couple of minutes of the restart. Substitute Francois Zoko crossed for Lee Miller to head down but Noble failed to beat home goalkeeper James Walker from 10 yards.

The Cumbrians then went looking for the winner with some lively raids and 10 minutes from the end top scorer Miller connected with a powerful header which James Walker saved brilliantly. Then, with eight minutes to go Zoko fluffed a glorious chance to clinch all three points by screwing his shot wide of the left-hand post from Noble's pass.

In the last minute Carlisle keeper Adam Collin denied Walsall with a great save from Paterson's free-kick.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16